Demba Ba walks the walk, then talks the talk
Demba Ba was pretty much talked out by the time he left St James' Park after emerging as an in-demand after match hero following his hat-trick against Blackburn Rovers.
He talked the talk well, after walking the walk in the Premier League with his first hat-trick in England with media men queuing up for a few words.
Let's be honest, Ba went into the clash with Blackburn under a little bit of pressure after failing to find the net in his first few games.
Yet Ba walked out of St James' Park clutching the match ball which had been signed by all of his team-mates.
Alan Pardew had previously indicated his participation in Ramadan was the reason behind his stuttering start to life in Toon.
However, he produced three very special reasons why fears on the striker front have eased somewhat after a sparkling display against Blackburn.
United strikers were asked to step up to the plate by legends Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand and Bob Moncur this summer, and a quick check on the goalscorers chart after six league games, sees Ba and Leon Best on three strikes each.
Of course, more need to follow but Ba's big smile on his way out of St James' Park on Saturday night was more than justified.